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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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We always have our ears pressed to the ground for brand new music! We also get excited when we learn about new emerging bands from the Bay Area as well!

Crooked is a new and heavy electro soul band with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. The Crooked Cuts Vol. 1 EP, mixed by Joel Hamilton (Black Keys, Lettuce, Highly Suspect), consists of four unique tracks that set a vibey and slightly haunting stage for a collection of additional songs to be released this fall. With a heavy drum and bass foundation, the tracks are accented throughout with spacious keys and a deeply soulful yet edgy voice. The four piece draws upon a wide spectrum of influences and merges them into a hypnotic feel that dynamically shifts from spacey soul to driving electronic and distorted alternative anthems.

Crooked's style is sultry and a bit innovative. It's R&B you can take seriously. We recommend you give this band's new album a spin and enjoy what they have to offer. It's refreshing to see new projects arise in the Bay!

September 03, 2015
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The Summer 2015 issue of The Deli NYC is up in the clouds!

READ IT HERE!

The real thing will hit the streets of NYC on September 10.

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September 03, 2015
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We're excited to premiere a new music from the San Francisco based country artist, Katie Garibaldi. Garibaldi is another local artist who chooses to express herself in a more traditional music genre. With her beautiful voice and talent for musical arrangement, we always respect Katie for her hard work and well written country ballads.

I've kind of nicknamed "Lock The Door, Lose The Key" the 'newlywed song' because it's basically about newlywed business. When I go through big life moments, including falling in love and getting married, those subjects infuse themselves into my creative mind and are reflected in my songwriting. I wrote a lot of the songs on my album, Follow Your Heart during the period of my life when I was engaged and newly married. "Lock The Door, Lose The Key" is about that honeymoon phase my husband and I were in when we basically just wanted to lock ourselves away in a blissful nest and forget the rest of the world. It's become one of my favorite songs to perform live from the album because I've noticed how happy it makes people who are listening. It's a really fun story and a staple song off Follow Your Heart that contributes to the record's signature sound, so I chose this song for my first official music video to celebrate the album's one-year anniversary as a celebration of what an absolute blast this past year has been touring with these songs, and as a personal thank you to my supporters. - Katie Garibaldi on writing Lock the Door, Lose the Key

Check out Katie's "newlywed song", Lock the Door, Lose the Key exclusively on The Deli Magazine San Francisco!

September 02, 2015
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The San Francisco based avant electro band, Yassou has released a disturbingly creative music video for their single, Fall Again. Yassou has a plan to release a series of five music videos that have been strategically scheduled to be released throughout the upcoming Fall season:

Fall Again (Thursday, August 27)
To Win / YoungBlood (Thursday, September 10)
To Sink (Thursday, September 24)
The Woods (Thursday, October 15)
In These Summer Nights (Thursday, November 5)

It's been argued that we see music more than we hear music; a phenomenon that began with "Girls On Film" and grows with every viral, visual interpretation that corresponds to an artist's output. Fully submersing themselves in this ideology, Yassou have taken the opportunity to do what bands and solo artists should have started doing years ago since we moved into a singles culture, and that's push the video first, and let the music ride its tail. Their release schedule is this: release five videos for five songs. No physical or digital release. That's it. That's what the people want. No "album cycle" and no "pre-releases". It's a consumer-friendly schedule, but even better, the videos are magnificently produced.

Watch Fall Again below:

August 31, 2015
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One of the great things about the San Francisco Bay Area is that there is a diverse array of music genres to choose from. Jeff Campbell is a San Francisco based pop country rock artist who will be releasing his new album, The Kitchen Sink on October 2nd. He strays light years away from the dominate youthful garage rock style of music that you typically find in Oakland and SF and chooses to make pop country rock and roll that is fresh and all his own.

Check out his new single, Fill The Spaces and keep an eye out for his upcoming full length record!

"The song was inspired by the birth of his niece and the thought of her never experiencing an iPhone, Facebook or social media free world where people are tied to and tuned into gadgets instead of each other. The song is a message to live in the moment and fill the spaces with what’s around you instead of worrying about what’s to come and how you’re going to document it." - Jeff Campbell on his song, Fill The Spaces

August 31, 2015
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Jesse Woletz, founder of Seaweed Sway and an active booker for Amnesia Events sent us a nice letter to keep The Deli SF readers posted on the renewal of the venue's entertainment licence:

Last Tuesday, August 18th, small beloved venue in the Mission, Amnesia, renewed their entertainment license, with much support from the SF Bay Area music community.

For those interested, video and audio of the hearing, is available at the link below. There is also a great toast to Shawn Magee, the former owner, who helped to form that community that is Amnesia. After 15 years of tirelessly running the place, he decided to pass it on and move to Mexico with his family. He hand-selected Craig Wathen, as someone who cares about community and wants to keep the music going. Craig and his wife also own City Beer in SOMA. Many musicians who have played at Amnesia over the years spoke at the hearing and wrote letters of support.

All can watch and/or hear the proceedings from the hearing here. The Amnesia discussion starts at around 43 minutes:

A statement from new owner, Craig Wathen:

We are really excited to continue bringing soulful music to the Mission. It is with heartfelt gratitude we thank all the fine people who supported us through this undertaking to keep music alive at Amnesia. We greatly appreciate the San Francisco Entertainment Commission granting us this privilege, and for all the assistance the Commission provided us through the process. Thank you! Amnesia will continue to host "meet the new owner" nights here and there, for those who have any questions. You can find out who's playing at Amnesia by going to their website, facebook and instagram.

August 27, 2015
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